Measles cases, deaths and outbreaks have been reported from Scotland, DRCongo and Pakistan

Measles cases, deaths and outbreaks have been reported from the following countries:

UK (Scotland) - measles outbreak (9 cases) confirmed in Lanarkshire

Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Equateur and Kasai Orientale - officials declare measles epidemic

Pakistan

  • Karachi - sporadic cases reported; more cases expected
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Shabqadar) - “many” cases; 3 deaths in children
  • Swat - more than 100 cases; 7 deaths in children

Travellers are reminded that outbreaks of the highly contagious measles virus can occur anywhere in the world at any time. Travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to the highly contagious measles virus by ensuring that their childhood vaccinations, including measles, are up-to-date prior to travelling.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Measles.

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